Yelaine Rodriguez (she/her) is a Bronx-born interdisciplinary artist and curator who specializes in reflecting Afro-spirituality free from stereotypes and the colonial gaze. She received a BFA from the New School in New York and an MA from New York University. Rodriguez has exhibited her works at Photoville, Mexic-Arte Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, El Centro Cultural de España, Centro León Biennial XXVII in the Dominican Republic, and at Estamos bien: La Trienal 20/21, El Museo del Barrio’s first national, large-scale survey of Latinx contemporary art. Her works have also been featured by CNN, Artsy, EnFoco, Hyperallergic, Vogue, Aperture, and Elle. Her writing has appeared in ARTnews and academic journals like Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture. Rodriguez is currently an adjunct instructor at the New School and NYU. Photo courtesy Yelaine Rodriguez.
A testimonio from artist Yelaine Rodriguez